C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Frivolity, under whatever form it appears, takes from attention its strength, from thought its originality, from feeling its earnestness.

Madame de Staël.

Alas! that Christians should stand at the door of eternity having more work upon their hands than their time is sufficient for, and yet be filling their heads and hearts with trifles.

John Flavel.